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Full text of "The Dynasts : Parts First And Second"

SCENE iv                 PART SECOND
they have known there, are heard singing their overtures with their usual serenity. ,
DUMB SHOW
As objects grow more distinct it can be perceived that some strategic dispositions of the night are being completed by the French forces, which the evening before lay in the woodland to the front of t&e English army. They have emerged during the darkness, and large sections of them — infantry, cuirassiers, and artillery — have crept round to BERESFORD'S right without his suspecting the movement, where they lie hidden by the great hill aforesaid, though not more than half-a-mile from his right wing.
SPIRIT OF THE YEARS
A hot ado goes forward here to-day, Jf I may read the Immanent Intent
From signs and tokens blent With weird unrest along the firmament Of causal coils in passionate display. —Look narrowly, and what you witness say.
SPIRIT OF THE PITIES
/ see red smears upon the sickly dawn, And seeming drops of gore.    On earth below Are men—unnatured and mechanic-drawn— Mixt nationalities in row and row,
Wheeling them to and fro In moves dissociate from their souls' demand, For dynasts' ends that few even understand !
SPIRIT OF THE YEARS Speak more materially, and less in dream.
SPIRIT OF RUMOUR
Til do it. . . .  The stir of strife grows well defined Around the hamlet and the church thereby: Till, from the wood, the ponderous columns wind, Guided by Godinot, with Werti nigh,
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